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Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
Using wordle in the classroom
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  • 1. Using Wordle in an EFL Classroom http://www.wordle.net/ EDU 401-111 Dr. Hala Fawzi 2011-2012 http://www.wordle.net/display/wrdl/1092476/Period_G Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The Royal Commission at Yanbu Yanbu University College Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah x
  • 2. <ul><li>What is Wordle? </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle Hints </li></ul><ul><li>Ways To Use Wordle in Your Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Word Cloud </li></ul>
  • 3. ...... a free, online tool which allows you to generate “ word clouds ” from text you paste in or type, (or del.icio.us tags). What is Wordle? … it’s very simple to use: you just copy text in any language , paste it into Wordle and it will sift through it and create clouds with the most commonly occurring words in the text
  • 4. ....extracts common words such as ‘a’ and ‘the’ from the paragraph used. (the colour, direction of word placement, organization of words etc.) ...gives you the freedom to view the cloud privately or publicly, who can leave comments on it. … ....leaves you to decide the way the word cloud is presented .. you can then edit the shape, colours and the font in the cloud and even remove words you don’t like by right-clicking on them. What is Wordle?
  • 5. How can worlde be an excellent and quick way to generate a variety of activities? Wordle Hints
  • 6. - Wordle produces beautiful word clouds which turn the otherwise dull task of text analysis more attractive to pupils, therefore more motivating. - It is in electronic form, so it can easily be transferred to a number of other media: paper, interactive whiteboards, blogs etc - It automatically captures the gist of any given text, so it helps pupils focus on the vocabulary, register, grammar, etc. in a way that is both accessible and motivating. Have students review a document & pull out the words they feel should be emphasized!
  • 7. has been so successful in engaging students with new vocabulary, but I've come to the conclusion that it's a combination of: the vocabulary sheet allowing more interaction through physical turning and handling; colours allowing associations or categories to be formed; and testing for understanding and exploration rather than technical accuracy. Then again, it could just be as simple as the explanation given by one of the girls &quot;it's kinda pretty and it's different. - It is in electronic form, so it can easily be transferred to a number of other media: paper, interactive whiteboards, blogs etc
  • 8. Jen Wagner
  • 9. <ul><li>Building word clouds </li></ul>A year 7 student reflects on the holidays in a wordle http://gracie.globalstudent.org.au/
  • 10. <ul><li>Start a list each month of frequently misspelled words, change your wordle each month & compare. </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>This can be done in a variety of ways including using the = sign.  Such as cat=katze or synonyms/antonyms </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Turn your spelling book or grammar lessons into a wordle of review. </li></ul>
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  • 14. <ul><li>After children create wordle, place the image on a mug.  Or use fabric transfer paper and make a tie. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Create your listing of rules or let students create their list.  Print as a poster or desk reminders. </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Doublecheck and triplecheck you have EVERYONE before printing. </li></ul>
  • 17. It could be used for class subjects or field trip memories, gifts, posters
  • 18. Most of the problems people encounter with Wordle are due to its dependence on the Java Runtime Environment, or just &quot;Java&quot; for short. Java is both a programming language and an enormous piece of software that lets you run programs written in that language. USE FIRFOX ! Problems?
  • 19. Creating a Word Cloud <ul><li>Go to www.wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Click on create </li></ul>
  • 20. Creating a Word Cloud
  • 21. Creating a Word Cloud to keep two words linked in the wordle, use the tilde key between the words eg word~cloud, We~The~People Key words can be enlarged by just repeat typing the word.
  • 22. New technologies are constantly creating numerous opportunities to enhance our EFL/ESL classroom practice. We, in EDU 401 , have started learning about tech tools usage as an aid to English language teachers in their use of learning technology and web based materials. 3. Type the text in the blue box below to see the word cloud generated. 4. When complete, hit &quot;go&quot; button
  • 23. Creating a Word Cloud
  • 24. Java .....convert .... words into a cloud. Press randomize until you are happy with the effect, or manually change the colours and font style. When you press ” save to gallery”, the next screen will give an embed code for online use in eg blogs, wikis, but this tends to be quite small, so it is better to get a screenshot and convert to an image file Creating a Word Cloud
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  • 26. <ul><li>Press prt scr or print screen key on keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Goto MS Paint>edit>paste and the wordle appears </li></ul><ul><li>Using the cropping tool, select the wordcloud>right click and copy or go to edit>copy>goto file>new>do not save changes>edit>paste. </li></ul><ul><li>Save as a jpg file ready for use in MS Word, or Powerpoint or other software types. </li></ul>Creating a Word Cloud Saving an image
  • 27. <ul><ul><li>Check the handout on the files’ section in the YG entitled: 111 EDU 401 An idea of a Lesson Plan Using Wordle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be following the same format of this lesson planning in your final project. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  • 28. <ul><ul><li>Rodd Lucier has 20 ways on his blog at http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-20-uses-for-wordle.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Murcha has a slideshare of ideas at http://www.slideshare.net/murcha/using-wordle-in-the-classroom-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Samantha Lunn has 23 ideas at http://languagesresources.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/23-ways-to-use-wordle-in-the-mfl-classroom/  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terry Freedman has 5 ideas at http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blogs/20322  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Barrett has a growing list at http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/wordle.htm  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Thomas has an excellent tutorial at http://www.iprimary.co.uk/tutorial.php?tutorialID=002 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
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  • 30. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  • 31. Twenty Five Interesting Ways To Use Wordle In Classrooms http://www.slideshare.net/rjensen/twenty-five-interesting-ways-to-use-wordle-in References Using-wordle-in-the-classroom-presentation http://www.slideshare.net/murcha/using-wordle-in-the-classroom-presentation
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